The Early Years

The Early Years Curriculum

The ISTicino educational experience for children from 3 to 6 years old is based on the image of a child with strong developmental potential.

A child learns and grows in relationship with others. The class is structured in order to give the children the possibility of having daily interaction with multiple materials, multiple languages and multiple points of view. The children are stimulated to be active with their hands, their minds and their hearts, so that they can express themselves creatively.  

The curriculum is based on the guidelines of the Primary Years Programme (PYP) of the International Baccalaureate Organization. Its emphasis on different areas of personal development allows children to reach their full potential intellectually, emotionally and socially.

Additional Language Acquisition of a second language

Multiple studies in language development and acquisition show that it is effective to learn a foreign language at an early age.

The Role of Play

Play is the universal language of childhood. It is through play that children understand each other and make sense of the world around them. Children learn so much from play. It teaches them social skills such as sharing, taking turns, self-discipline and tolerance of others. Children’s lives are enhanced by playing creatively and it is through play that children develop emotionally and intellectually. Learning through play lays the foundations for all the core building blocks of life.

Kindergarten Curriculum Booklet 2017 - 2018  

Transition Curriculum Booklet 2017 - 2018  

Grade 1 Curriculum Booklet 2017 - 2018 

Programme of Inquiry 2017 - 2018 

International School of Ticino

Welcome from the Principal

«Shaping our future together». The school goal is the inspiration that drives teaching and learning and motivates all members of our school community to strive for success in everything they do. Our aim is to provide expatriate and local families with an international education that is broad, balanced and challenging. We inspire our children to reach their full potential by fostering curiosity and an interest in learning, awakening their minds and illuminating their world.

International School of Como 


Via Girella 4, 6814 Lamone (CH)
Tel: +41.91.971.0344

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